Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 129 106
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23 +15
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 23 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.89% 0.47% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 7.35% 4.73% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 6 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £700 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -11.11% -
Scotland median daily rate £700 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +86.67% -11.76% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 313 296 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.06% 9.90% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 174 103
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% +5.80%
10th Percentile £140 £204 £126
90th Percentile £700 £600 £513
Scotland median daily rate £375 £381 £325
% change year-on-year -1.64% +17.31% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +150.00% -53.13%
10th Percentile £14.22 £35.25 £14.49
90th Percentile £44.50 £41.75 £28.25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21% -13.16%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 20 (86.96%) nginx
1 20 (86.96%) Puppet
1 20 (86.96%) Jenkins
1 20 (86.96%) Ansible
1 20 (86.96%) Docker
2 19 (82.61%) DevOps
2 19 (82.61%) AWS CloudFormation
2 19 (82.61%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (82.61%) Gradle
2 19 (82.61%) Cloud Foundry
2 19 (82.61%) Terraform
2 19 (82.61%) Travis CI
2 19 (82.61%) CircleCI
2 19 (82.61%) gulp
2 19 (82.61%) IBM UrbanCode
2 19 (82.61%) npm
2 19 (82.61%) Open Source
2 19 (82.61%) PaaS
2 19 (82.61%) Maven
2 19 (82.61%) Groovy
2 19 (82.61%) Java
2 19 (82.61%) Python
2 19 (82.61%) Shell Script
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (86.96%) nginx
2 19 (82.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 19 (82.61%) AWS CloudFormation
1 19 (82.61%) npm
1 19 (82.61%) PaaS
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (86.96%) Jenkins
2 19 (82.61%) CircleCI
2 19 (82.61%) Gradle
2 19 (82.61%) gulp
2 19 (82.61%) IBM UrbanCode
2 19 (82.61%) Maven
2 19 (82.61%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) DevOps
1 19 (82.61%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Groovy
1 19 (82.61%) Java
1 19 (82.61%) Python
1 19 (82.61%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.35%) VMware NSX
3 1 (4.35%) Xen
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (86.96%) Ansible
1 20 (86.96%) Puppet
2 19 (82.61%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (82.61%) Terraform
3 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) NetApp
2 1 (4.35%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (4.35%) Open-E
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) Synology
2 1 (4.35%) VMware